TB risk increases in Britain
July 17, 2007
Shambo a Hindu Holy Bull has Tuberculosis (TB) and British farmers and the Assembly Government have called for his death and burial in order to end the risk that TB will spread to other people and animals. However, the High Court ruled that culling the bull would infringe on the community’s rights under Article Nine of the European Convention on Human Rights covering freedom of religion.
Soon to be TB-infected monks rejoiced at the news while farmers depending on the health of their farm animals for their livelihood were upset.
Dee Davis president of National Farmer Union said TB infected animals are always slaughtered to bring the disease under control. “We don’t have it in for this bull, we just don’t want our animals sick with TB. If this is some kind of cow god doesn’t martyrdom fit in here someplace?”
Last year 5,000 cattle in Wales were culled because they failed the TB test.
Ani Bancroft of the Hindu Council for Cow-gods said that he hoped the reprieve wasn’t just temporary. “This concern is overblown. If our cow god wants to share TB with us we should be proud to have it.”
In other news McDonald’s reported robust sales of hamburgers and other cow god parts.
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